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Prof.Dip Psy C. MSc MBACP

About me

Are you struggling to see the wood for the trees; feeling lost or anxious, and looking for some help to find your way back to you?

Hi, I am Deb, an Integrative Psychotherapist working in a small private practice in Northampton. I offer short, or long-term counselling to individual adults and young people. Integrative simply means that I employ techniques from a number of different approaches, which enables me to personalise your therapy to meet your own individual needs.

My therapy room is a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space where I can help you explore and begin to understand difficult and overwhelming issues, which may be making coping with everyday life a challenge. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, but I understand that you may be struggling to know the best way forward for you at the moment. We will work together to help you gain insight, and bring about the necessary change required to improve your mental & emotional wellbeing.

Working within the mental health and safeguarding arena’s for many years I have nurtured a genuine fascination for people and their individual stories. I am able to employ this diverse experience to inform my practice as a Psychotherapist. As a Counsellor for Rape Crisis I have significant experience of working with survivors of sexual violence and trauma. Additionally, I have worked with the Police service for 18 years, developing a passion for working individually with emergency services, medical or armed forces personnel to help them process the many sources of trauma they encounter in their working lives. I have recently completed a course in Trauma-Focussed CBT to assist in this area of work.

My therapy room is based in central Northampton, within walking distance of bus and train stations, and with nearby car parking. I also work online and via telephone, which enables me to offer appointments to clients further afield, or whom find it difficult to attend the practice.

PLEASE contact me if you would like to discuss how I can help you. My email and telephone number are given on this profile. We can set up an initial, no-further obligation, session where we will talk about what it is you hope to get out of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

PgDip - Psychology
MSc - Investigative Psychology
Dip CST - Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
Ad.Dip Psy C. - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Prof.Dip Psy C. - Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice

CBT for Working With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Police/emergency services/armed forces personnel

Victim of crime

Survivor of sexual Violence


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per session (50 minutes)
I offer sessions weekdays between 8am and 7pm; and Saturdays between 9am and 12pm.

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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